As expected, officials just announced that work on demolition of the northern side of the Mulholland Drive Bridge over the 405 freeway has gone well this weekend. As a result, the 405 is on track to reopen at 5 a.m. tomorrow, as was planned. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said [continue reading]
There’s the scene earlier this afternoon as crew work to clean up the roadway. There will be a news conference at 5 p.m. at Camp Carmageddon with an update on construction/demolition progress.
Here are a few photos I took late Saturday afternoon and early evening. Disclosure: I applied some filters and other processing to try to hide my photographic deficiencies. Plus, I like how they look. Click on any of them to see larger.
One of the big hoe-rams departing the scene — more signs of progress.
A good view from the roadway looking south at the bridge and work on demolishing the last of the old bridge columns for the north side of the Mulholland Drive Bridge.
The photo gives you an idea of all the activity still on the freeway surface; a lot of dirt and debris still needs to be cleared from the roadway.
Metro’s Jose Ubaldo shot this with his cell phone. It helps give you a good idea of the work at hand — literally taking down half the bridge. Compared with the photo below taken shortly after sunrise Sunday, the video shows how much work has been done in the past [continue reading]
Wow. What happened to the northern side of the bridge?!
Here’s the statement from Unified Command: Sunday morning, the CHP responded to two isolated and unrelated incidents of pedestrians attempting to enter closed sections of the I-405 Freeway. The individuals were detained and cited for pedestrians on freeway. We remind the public that not only is it illegal to attempt [continue reading]
Photographs courtesy of LACMTA (Josh Southwick, Metro Creative Services)